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All Michigan congressional Dems endorse Barnes for party chair

All nine Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are swinging their support to Lavora Barnes as the next Michigan Democratic Party chair. The last...

Republicans slam ‘Backroom Benson,’ ask U.S. Supreme Court to intervene

Attorneys representing Michigan Republican legislators opposed to a proposed redistricting plan have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a federal lawsuit alleging...

Susan J. Demas: Gretchen Whitmer will be a national star, whether...

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has no plans to land on the 2020 ticket. In fact, she was pretty emphatic that she...

Michigan in national news: Biden buoyed Upton in 2018

With 10 million people, a full-time Legislature and our status as a 2020 swing state, Michigan is frequently in the glare of the national...

Benson reaches gerrymandering settlement to GOP’s ire

Updated: 10:10 a.m. 1/27/19 Eleven state House districts will be redrawn under a settlement reached in a gerrymandering lawsuit with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s...

GOP ballot limits sponsor slams AG, SOS efforts to challenge law

The Republican who sponsored legislation making it harder to get citizen-backed questions onto the ballot is slamming efforts from Attorney General Dana Nessel and...

GOP senators could see terms cut in half under gerrymandering settlement

At least three Republican members of Michigan’s Senate are concerned their terms could be cut in half should a proposed settlement in a federal...

Michigan’s newest members of Congress baptized by fire as shutdown rages

Michigan’s four new members of Congress — all Democrats — have taken their place on Capitol Hill at a pivotal moment in its history,...

Report: Michigan congressional races cost $80M in 2018

National donors pouring money into campaigns for candidates vying for U.S. House seats made for the most expensive House race in state history, according...

Senate GOP votes to join effort to halt gerrymandering settlement

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday continued their effort to slow down Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from settling a federal lawsuit alleging gerrymandering in...

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